The New Mutants Movie Poster

Trivia for The New Mutants

Showing all 38 items
  • Director Josh Boone is a major X-Men fan and owns a large amount of their comics.
  • Maisie Williams is the fifth "Game of Thrones" actor to work on an X-Men film, after Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister and Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Ed Skrein (Daario Naharis and Ajax in Deadpool (2016)), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark and Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)) and Richard E. Grant (Izembaro and Dr. Zander Rice in Logan (2017)).
  • The filmmakers described the film as "a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers," and cite the works of horror storyteller Stephen King and teen drama filmmaker John Hughes as an influence.
  • Illyana carries a dragon toy. This is a homage to Lockheed, a pet dragon owned by the X-Men (in the comics he was owned by Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat, in this film he is owned by Magik).
  • Nat Wolff was considered for the role of Cannonball.
  • The film's working title is "Growing Pains, " after the 80s sitcom Growing Pains (1985).
  • Caio Paduan was considered for the role of Sunspot.
  • Josh Wiggins auditioned for Cannonball.
  • True O'Brien auditioned for the role of Danielle Moonstar.
  • Maisie Williams (Wolfsbane) is the third "Dr Who" actor to appear in an X-Men film, having played Ashildr. Previous actors were Ian McKellen (Magneto, the Great Intelligence) and Richard E. Grant (Dr Zander Rice, the Great Intelligence).
  • Rosario Dawson was originally offered to played Cecilia Reyes but dropped out for unknown reasons.
  • This film, Deadpool 2 (2018) and X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) were filmed around the same time with New Mutants filmed in Boston, Deadpool 2 in Vancouver and X-Men: Dark Phoenix in Montreal.
  • This is the second appearance for Sunspot, after having previously appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
  • Described as a superhero horror film, the first genre film in the franchise.
  • The filmmakers cite the films One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), The Shining (1980) The Breakfast Club (1985) and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) as an influence on the film's production design, due to the closed-in settings each film used for dramatic purposes.
  • The Demon Bear is the first X-Men villain to be an animal being.
  • The lettering for the promotional logo reflects the eclectic artistic style of Bill Sienkiewicz, who drew the New Mutants comic in the 1980s.
  • A villain in the film wears a smiley-face mask. In the comics, the New Mutants faced off with a mutant supremacy group known as the Right, who wore smiley-face masks.
  • Blu Hunt is Native American and Henry Zaga is Brazilian, just like their respective characters Danielle Moonstar and Roberto da Costa. However, English actors Charlie Heaton and Maisie Williams play the American Sam Guthrie and the Scottish Rahne Sinclair, and the Argentinian-English American actress Anya Taylor-Joy plays the Russian Illyana Rasputin.
  • This film features four members of the original New Mutants group (Cannonball, Mirage, Sunspot, Wolfsbane), with Magik being a member from the second roster.
  • The teaser trailer was released on the horrorthemed date of Friday, October 13, 2017.
  • This will be the first X-Men movie to be shot in the taller 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
  • Illyana (Anya Taylor-Joy) carries a stuffed dragon doll. In the comics Illlyana is given one by Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat that looks like her pet dragon Lockheed as a child.
  • The film was going to release 13 April 2018, but the producers pushed back the date to 22 February 2019 so that it didn't conflict with Deadpool 2 (2018) and X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019). The producers took this opportunity to have parts of the film reshot so that it could be scarier, inspired by the success of recent horror films such as Get Out (2017) and It (2017).
  • Regarding the rating, director Josh Boone said when being interviewed by ComicBookMovie: "This movie is probably the hardest PG-13 ever made."
  • Jon Hamm was cast to portray Nathaniel Essex / Mister Sinister, with filming for the role completed, though his role has reportedly been cut from the film as a result of an extensive reshoot process that is changing elements of the film.
  • Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall, pt. 2" is featured in the trailer. In X-Men: Days of Future Past Quicksilver wears a Pink Floyd shirt.
  • Josh Boone and Knate Lee first began work on the film after Boone completed The Fault in Our Stars.
  • Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011) (TV Series). Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in the series, plays Jean Grey in the X-Men films from which this film is a spin-off.
  • Charlie Heaton's second appearance in the horror/sci-fi/supernatural flick. He got his fame from the Netflix's Stranger Things.
  • The film has had four release date shifts. It was originally slated to come out on April 13, 2018, but was first delayed to February 19, 2019 in order to conduct reshoots. Later, it was pushed back again to August 2, 2019 while Disney's purchase of Fox was finalized. It was pushed back yet again to April 3, 2020 to make room for the release of X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019). On March 12th, 2020 it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 13th, 2020 it was announced it's new release date will be August 28th, 2020.
  • In March 2019, star Maisie Williams told Rolling Stone the film is apparently stuck in corporate limbo after Disney's recently-closed acquisition of Fox, the latter of which had been licensing the Marvel Comics property since 2000's original X-Men, maintaining its own film universe ever since. As Williams states in frank fashion, "Who knows when that's gonna come out?"
  • Principle photography was originally completed in late 2017, more than two years before the film's eventual release date in April 2020. The film has had some reshoots and been re-edited several times in the intervening two years. However, as of January 2020, the BBC report that the version that will finally be released is expected to be closer to the first edit produced back in 2018.
  • Josh Boone revealed that the film was originally gonna take place during the events of X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) with a cameo by James McAvoy as Professor X.
  • Antonio Banderas has a villain role on the alternative version.
  • Despite the film constantly being pushed back for reshoots, the reshoots were ultimately cancelled by March 2020 after the original cut of the film was deemed satisfactory by Disney.
  • Both Charlie Heaton & Anya Taylor-Joy previously collaborated in Marrowbone.
  • With a runtime of 94 minutes, this stands as the shortest film in the X-Men film series.
Movie details provided by